UPDATE: Bayside homeowners can now sign a petition to stop the city from installing bioswales without their permission
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The city wants to bring some eco-friendly devices to Bayside, but earlier this month some residents and elected officials said that the government should ask for their permission first. State Senator Tony Avella and the Friends of Fort Totten Park supported the residents by urging Mayor Bill de Blasio and city agencies to seek homeowner […]

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New middle school in Corona aims to alleviate serious overcrowding in the district
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One of the most overcrowded school districts in the city will be home to a new middle school built to alleviate the jam-packed classrooms that are common in western Queens. School District 24, which encompasses Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village, has long had a problem with overcrowding and schools in Corona […]

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Queens women will receive more feminine hygiene products in schools, shelters and prisons
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Three bills that will boost feminine hygiene products for New York City public school students, shelter residents and inmates were signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday. The mayor signed the legislative package that intends to increase the feminine products available citywide. According to a council statement last month, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) […]

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Queens is experiencing second-highest job growth in NYC
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Residents across the “World’s Borough” are finding more work, according to a report released on Tuesday. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced that Queens experienced a 7.80 percent rise in jobs, following Brooklyn. This was based on recently released job data dating back to December 2015. The analysis was conducted by NYCEDC. “We’re working […]

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Queens sees the most home foreclosures of any borough
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New York City has seen a surge of first-time foreclosure auctions this year compared to 2015, and most of these foreclosures are concentrated in Queens, a study found. According to a PropertyShark report, Queens has 302 foreclosed properties scheduled for auction this quarter, the highest number of any borough. This number represents a 43 percent increase from […]

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